People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
—George Bernard Shaw
10th January 2018  
The Story

A voter referendum is set to derail the Switzerland government's plan to restrict online gambling operations to local land-based casino operators.


Critics fear that the ban will have implications in other online activities.

The domain-blocking plan is expected to be implemented in 2019. However, Swiss law allows a voter referendum to challenge legislation, provided that 50,000 citizens sign the petition within 100 days from the passage of the challenged law. A coalition of three political parties and the Internet Society Switzerland Chapter (ISOC-CH) had so far collected around 65,000 signatures, 25,000 of which have already been certified. The deadline to certify the other 25,000 signatures is on January 18.


James Kilsby: Colombian market 'becoming like Spain, France or Italy'

The VP USA shared the developments in Colombia's local gambling industry that are attracting investors and new players, which include two pending online gambling bills in the Colombian Congress.


Akiri Switch receives $10 million in funding

The blockchain-based healthcare startup will use the seed money to create a secure, private network enabling real-time data sharing within the healthcare industry. More than 240,000 members have of the American Medical Association have backed the platform.

Concessions, lease deals boost RGB International FY 2017 profit

The Malaysian-based game technology provider is expecting its 2018 turnover to jump by MYR50 million (US$12.46 million) after signing concessions and leasing deals in Cambodia, Philippines, Timor Leste, Laos, and Nepal in 2016 and 2017.

Texas to sit out US sports betting legalization frenzy

University of Texas - Texas Politics Project director Jim Henson said the indifference of Gov. Gregg Abbott and members of the state legislature towards the legalization of sports betting could be traced to their “conservative ideals,” adding that political conservatives in the state “are a powerful constituency in the state right now.”

Argentina's Misionbet online gambling site relaunching Jan. 15

The online gambling site will reopen to the public a month after a Buenos Aires court ruled that it could resume operations provided that it employs geo-blocking technology to ensure its customer base consisted solely of punters residing within the Misiones province.


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BtoBet announces newly redesigned group

The multinational iGaming and Sports betting technology provider has launched two new divisions —Btobet Sports and BtoBet Games— after acquiring ITS and IGS. The new divisions will allow BtoBet to offer a sportsbook platform for bookmakers and an iGaming platform devoted to the gaming industry.


Congratulations to Finnish poker star Joni Jouhkimainen for becoming one of Partypoker's ambassadors! The 26-year-old's biggest win to date came in 2012 when he finished third in the European Poker Tour (EPT) Main Event in Barcelona, securing €404,050.

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